Read an Excerpt from my NEW Fatima book!

I am sharing a long excerpt of my book: Our Lady of Fatima: 100 Years of Stories, Prayers, and Devotions.

The third secret was revealed to the children at the Cova on July 13, 1917. It was to be kept in the greatest confidence. When Sister Lúcia was with the Dorothean Sisters in Tuy, Spain, she fell ill in mid-1943. Because it was feared that she could die before the third secret was revealed by her, the bishop of Leiria requested that she write down the remainder of the secret (or third secret) told to the children in 1917. Obediently, and in the midst of her painful sickness, Sister Lúcia wrote it down on a single sheet of paper. She placed it in an envelope and sealed it.

Before we look at Sister Lúcia’s testimony, I offer the words of then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, who gives some context to the revelations of Lúcia. There was great speculation and controversy over the third secret of Fátima because it was kept under wraps for many years. In his theological commentary The Message of Fátima, Cardinal Ratzinger pointed out that the contents of the envelope that held the third secret for so long might be “disappointing” to some…

You can see the excerpt in its entirety right here. I hope that you enjoy learning about the Third Secret of Fatima. Please let me know your thoughts in the comment box below.

Don’t forget! I am leading a pilgrimage to Fatima and Poland this September with Fr. Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R! Information is here.

Buy BOTH Fatima books!

Pope Benedict XVI said we should “Learn the message of Fatima, LIVE the message of Fatima, and SPREAD the message of Fatima!

Special BUNDLE offer!

Get both books (autographed) and with a blessed Miraculous Medal for just $29.00 (plus shipping and handling)!

 

My children’s Fatima chapter book!

What does this mean?

I am very excited to report that my children’s Fatima book: Our Lady’s Message to Three Shepherd Children and the World has now been delivered to my home! It is ahead of schedule.

Just a little note about my excitement that this book is here…I will give you a little background…

As you might know, I have written a book on Fatima entitled Our Lady of Fatima: 100 Years of Stories, Prayers, and Devotions. I was happy to be asked by the publisher to write this book for the 100th anniversary year of Our Lady of Fatima. I am also very blessed that Fr. Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R. has written the Foreword. Some fascinating things happened during the writing of this book which I tell about in the Afterword.

This book came out just recently. It’s been ranked as the Number One New Release in Christian Mariology for quite some time. That tells me that people want to learn more about Our Lady of Fatima

It is $15.99 (plus shipping and handling). Order here (below) for within the United States:

 

Order here for $15.99 (plus shipping and handling) below for OUTSIDE the United States:

Backing up a bit, after I finished writing that book (and, trust me, it was a true labor of love and not without its challenges, but SO worth doing), I then felt deeply inspired to tell the story of Our Lady of Fatima to children! It was kind of a late hour. That was for sure because a book for the anniversary year should have been written already. I knew all too well the notorious schedule of publishing and thought that it might be quite impossible to get the idea of the book with a publisher and then to write it, and then also to get it through the publishing process to be out on time for the 100th anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima.

But, though I knew it looked impossible in those terms, I was still convinced that I absolutely had to try. I even felt the Blessed Mother prodding me to work hard to write a book that would tell the story of Fatima to children and their families. So, on February 1st I had a phone meeting with the president of a Catholic publishing company. Within an hour we worked out everything–right over the phone. Time was of the essence and the Blessed Mother clearly wanted this book andI believe wanted me to get going on it. I was convinced.

Within three weeks it was all written! I worked long and hard, determined to get the work done quickly. All along, I kept relics of little Francisco and Jacinta close by or in my pocket. On top of that, I was able to get a wonderful illustrator on board knowing that illustrations are so important to children and young adults. I worked very closely with the illustrator who worked very diligently on such a tight schedule. I believe that God was granting many graces all around! Of course, there was more work too, which involved the whole talented publishing team to put everything together and get it off to the printer.

But, at just two months and twenty days after I spoke to the very kind president of the publishing company,, these books showed up at my door! It just happened to be on the feast of my First Hoy Communion and on that day, this amazing news became official! Blessed Francisco and Blessed Jacinta will be canonized by Pope Francis at Fatima on May 13th! By the way, I was able to mention in the book that their causes for canonization had moved forward and that the little shepherds would be canonized, just before my book went to print!

Here is a short excerpt from a news story from yesterday:

.- During his trip to Portugal for the centenary of the Fatima Marian apparitions next month, Pope Francis will canonize visionaries Francisco and Jacinta Marto, making them the youngest non-martyrs to ever be declared saints.

The children will be canonized during Pope Francis’ May 13 Mass in Fatima. The decision for the date was made during a April 20 consistory of cardinals…”

Here it is!

It’s a sturdy and beautiful hard covered thick chapter book (230 pages) with gorgeous illustrations suitable for children 7 to 107! May it bring inspiration to countless souls!

It is $14.95 (plus shipping and handling). Order here (below) for within the United States:

 

Order here (below) for OUTSIDE the United States:

Check it out here at Sophia Institute Press! On Amazon, and on my website.

What will you do to LEARN the message of Fatima, LIVE the message of Fatima, and SPREAD the message of Fatima?

PERFECT for FIRST COMMUNION and CONFIRMATION

I am happy to offer my books to you at a special price for First Holy Communion and Confirmation gifts!

SUITABLE for either First Communion gift OR Confirmation gift…

An autographed copy of Our Lady’s Message to Three Shepherd Children and the World

$15.99 Hard cover children’s chapter book

AND an autographed copy of my book Angels For Kids!

$14.99 Paperback filled with Angel Catechesis for children and adults

BUNDLED together for just $28.00 plus shipping and handling. A $3.00 SAVINGS!

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SUITABLE for Confirmation gift…

Here is another option: An autographed copy of Our Lady’s Message…

$15.99 Hard cover chapter book

AND: An autographed copy of My Confirmation Book:

$16.99 Hard cover keepsake and teaching book

BUNDLED together for just $30.00 plus shipping and handling. A $3.00 SAVINGS!

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Here is another GIFT option:

My Confirmation Book AND Catholic Saints Prayer Book (both hard cover)

BUNDLED together for a CONFIRMATION gift for ONLY $22.00 (plus shipping and handling)!

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YET ANOTHER GIFT OPTION!

Suitable for First Holy Communion gift OR Confirmation Gift:

An autographed copy of Our Lady’s Message…

AND an autographed copy of Catholic Saints Prayer Book!

Catholic Saints Prayer Book

Hard cover: Inspiration and wisdom from 32 popular saints! Prayers, bios, patronages, quotes

BUNDLED TOGETHER for ONLY: $21.00 (plus shipping and handling)! A $3.00 SAVINGS!

 

Mother’s Day is fast approaching!

LOVELY PAIRING OF GIFTS!

I am super excited to pair beautiful tea cups and saucers with my upcoming book for Catholic women of every state of life. One of the tea cup designs is shown on the left. A little card (which can be used as a bookmark in the book) accompanies the tea cup and saucer and has a story from the book (but a bit paraphrased to fit on the back of the card).

This pairing of tea cup with saucer and book will make a lovely gift for any woman–tea drinker or not! Though I am not a coffee drinker, I am sure that coffee or any other beverage, for that matter will taste just as elegant as a spot of tea in the lovely tea cups.

[Showing some of the designs here:]

Allow me to surprise you with the pretty design!

Tea cup and saucer (random lovely design) ALONG with a copy of A Catholic Woman’s Book of Prayers for only $22.99 plus shipping and handling. Order here:

 

Tea cup and saucer (random lovely design) ALONG with a copy of A Catholic Woman’s Book of Prayers for only $22.99 plus shipping and handling AND $5.00 donation to the ministry–Order here

 

ORDER HERE Tea cup and saucer (random lovely design) ALONG WITH a copy of A Catholic Woman’s Book of Prayers ($22.99 for both plus shipping and handling) for OUTSIDE the United States, please order here (below):

DON’T save the good china!

I am super excited to pair beautiful tea cups and saucers with my upcoming book for Catholic women of every state of life. One of the tea cup designs is shown below. A little card (which can be used as a bookmark in the book) accompanies the tea cup and saucer and has a very special story about my dear mother on it that is in the book (but a bit paraphrased to fit on the back of the card).

This pairing of tea cup with saucer and book will make a lovely gift for any woman–tea drinker or not! Though I am not a coffee drinker, I am sure that coffee or any other beverage, for that matter will taste just as elegant as a spot of tea in the lovely cups.

It was actually one of my mother’s last wishes and I believe that we can all learn from her wise words…

Don’t Save the Good China!

One day when my mother was lying in her hospital bed ill with cancer, she decided that life was much too short to save the good china for special occasions. She vowed that when she got home, she would start using her fancy dishes stored away in her china cabinet. Sadly, my mother never made it home from the hospital to use her china, but we can all learn from her. Let’s use our good china with joy. And make sure to have regular family dinners, too; they certainly show your love for your family. Most importantly, strive to make every day a celebration of life. Having a joyful heart is contagious and will help all those around us, too.

[excerpt from the book, but paraphrased a bit to fit on the back of the card]

Mother’s Day is fast approaching! You can learn more about purchasing the “pair” (tea cup and book) here. Scroll down a little on that web page.

By the way, don’t you just love the cover of the book?

Here is the publisher’s description of the book:

As an award-winning author, TV host of EWTN’s “Everyday Blessings for Catholic Moms,” “Catholic Mom’s Cafe,” and “Feeding Your Family’s Soul,” mother of five and grandmother, Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle is well aware of the difficulties women face today as they balance all their responsibilities and struggle to find time for prayer.
This book will affirm women on their journey while celebrating the strength, dignity, and specific gifts of women in the context of the faith. Donna-Marie offers words of encouragement, as well as traditional and original prayers for women who are single, married, mothers, consecrated women, and single mothers, while straightforwardly addressing specific difficulties in women’s lives, with prayers for stress, complicated pregnancies, and walking through divorce. Words from Mother Teresa, St. John Paul II, saints and mystics enrich the text with inspiration.

Chatting with dear Teresa Tomeo about Fatima

Take a listen to Teresa Tomeo and me. We chatted about the Faith and Our Lady of Fatima. You can tune in by clicking here and then scrolling to the 19.31 mark unless you want to start from the beginning of her show on Catholic Connection.

Enjoy!

There is still time to register for my pilgrimage to Fatima and Poland! Check it out! Receive 3 free Fatima books by registering soon!

I love giving sneak peeks!

I just love giving sneak peeks of my upcoming work and projects! Here is my new book cover for A Catholic Woman’s Book of Prayers below, as well as the image of the front and back cover.  The cover was recently tweaked to be brighter and to include a line. You’ll see the endorsements on the back cover.

 

Here below, as you can see is the front and back cover…

 

It is possible that I might have copies before Mother’s Day. I am hoping and praying. You can pre-order your copy here.

Here is a description from the publisher:

As an award-winning author, TV host of EWTN’s “Everyday Blessings for Catholic Moms,” “Catholic Mom’s Cafe,” and “Feeding Your Family’s Soul,” mother of five and grandmother, Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle is well aware of the difficulties women face today as they balance all their responsibilities and struggle to find time for prayer.
This book will affirm women on their journey while celebrating the strength, dignity, and specific gifts of women in the context of the faith. Donna-Marie offers words of encouragement, as well as traditional and original prayers for women who are single, married, mothers, consecrated women, and single mothers, while straightforwardly addressing specific difficulties in women’s lives, with prayers for stress, complicated pregnancies, and walking through divorce. Words from Mother Teresa, St. John Paul II, saints and mystics enrich the text with inspiration.

The Beauty of the Cross this week on Women of Grace

I didn’t get a chance to mention that I am visiting on EWTN’s Women of Grace this week. Each day it airs at 11:00 AM ET and 11:30 PM ET. I hope you can tune in.

We are discussing my memoir The Kiss of Jesus and the twists and turns of my life and how they helped to shape my life.

Donna-Marie talking about Lent, “Part Two” on Sunday Night Prime

The second part of the Lenten discussions that I had with Fr. Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R. is here below on EWTN’s Sunday Night Prime. The second part offers prayers and tips for families and all those journeying through Lent. It is focused on the teachings of St. John Paul II and Pope Francis. I hope that you enjoy it.

 

Donna-Marie talking about Lent “Part One” on Sunday Night Prime

I was recently visiting with Fr. Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R on EWTN’s Sunday Night Prime. In our show, “Bringing Lent Home, Part One” we talked about the family, Lent, Mother Teresa, and St. Therese.  In case you didn’t catch it, you can see it here at your leisure.

Enjoy!

Exciting news! My new Fatima Children’s book!

I am excited to announce my upcoming children’s chapter book Our Lady’s Messages to Three Shepherd Children and the World.

Here is the beautiful book cover with a short publisher description and a link below to pre-order this children’s chapter book which is scheduled to release in June!

 

In this warm retelling of the story of Our Lady of Fatima, award-win- ning author Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle unfolds vividly before the eyes of children the mysterious radiant holy Lady who suddenly appeared

to three peasant farm children in Portugal.
At a tumultuous time when the First World War was at its height and

Portuguese farm families were devastated by the horrors of the Great War, miraculous events mysteriously occurred in 2016 and again in 2017. By reading this beautifully-illustrated chapter book, children will walk in the footsteps of Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta and learn the important message Our Lady delivered to these little shepherd children and to the whole world.

Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle’s love for children and family shines through these pages. As one of America’s Fatima experts, she presents an entirely authentic book which reads like a page-turning novel to children ages seven to 107! At the end of each chapter, the book offers an oppor- tunity to pause and ponder the story and the reader’s own prayer life as well as encouragement to apply the messages to one’s own life. A section of Fatima prayers completes the book.

It is a beautiful sturdy hard covered chapter book which sells for $14.99. Pre-ordering for autographed copies here.

You can see it and also order here at Sophia Institute Press and at Amazon.

What do you think?

Upcoming shows EWTN’s Sunday Night Prime!

I just found out that my other visit with Fr. Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R will air before the one I told you about. Here is the schedule:

Sun. Feb. 26 at 8:00 PM
Mon. Feb. 27 at 4:00 AM
Mon. Feb. 27 at 9:00 AM
02/26/17 BRINGING LENT HOME
PT. 1

Fr. Apostoli welcomes Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle to discuss Mother Teresa, St. Therese, and the Lenten season.
Sun. Mar. 05 at 8:00 PM
Mon. Mar. 06 at 4:00 AM
Mon. Mar. 06 at 9:00 AM
03/05/17 BRINGING LENT HOME
PT. 2

Here is the link to the EWTN website.

I hope you can tape it or watch at those times. It isn’t noted on the EWTN website, but one of the shows is about St. Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis. The other is noted, which is about Mother Teresa and St. Therese.

Catching up and stuff!

I have been working non-stop on a very important book project. It’s a children’s Fatima book! It’s has been an inspiration on my heart to write it and I feel blessed to do so to teach children and their families about the amazing messages of Our Lady of Fatima. This book will help them to learn and LIVE the messages. I am taking a short break from the book writing right now to write this blog post! Then, I will get right back to it and work hard to complete the writing and get it off to the publisher and out to be printed so that in the very near future you can have it in your own hands to read to yourself and also perhaps to a child you love. It is a book that is not only appropriate for this 100th anniversary year of Our Lady’s messages, but for beyond this year as well. As soon as I have a cover image I’ll be happy to reveal it to you.

As you might know my other Fatima book titled, Our Lady of Fatima: 100 Years of Stories, Prayers, and Devotions is due to be released in March! You can see it right here on Amazon. It has been ranked the Number One bestseller in the “New Releases of Christian Mariology” for quite some time. That tells me that people want to learn the message of Fatima! You can see it here at my website for pre-order. Each copy will be autographed and will come with a blessed Miraculous Medal.

My pilgrimage to Fatima and Poland is September 17th to the 27th and will be an exciting grace-filled trip for this 100th anniversary year! Fatima expert Fr. Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R will be the spiritual guide for the trip. There is information here.

On another note, I will be on EWTN’s Sunday Night Prime soon on March 5th (with a couple of re-airs). I’ll be away that week end on a speaking trip in Lafayette, LA, so you will see it before me. 🙂

 

 

 

We are speaking about my Lenten books and the Lenten season within the family. Here is the information:

“Fr. Apostoli welcomes Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle to discuss Mother Teresa, St. Therese, and the Lenten season.”

Sun. Mar. 05 at 8:00 PM

Mon. Mar. 06 at 4:00 AM

Mon. Mar. 06 at 9:00 AM

I hope that you can tune in or tape it.

PLEASE pray for my book writing! You are in my prayers too. God bless!

Donna-Marie’s Novena Bracelet on EWTN Religious Catalogue

My Prayerfully Hoping & Expecting Novena Bracelet is on EWTN’s Religious Catalogue. I designed a Pro-Life “Bracelet For Life” exclusively for EWTN. You can learn about it and view the video right here. Just push the little marker to the 4:43 minute mark. It airs from the 4:43 mark to 7:31. Johnnette Benkovic displays the bracelet I designed for EWTN.

I hope you enjoy it!